16 Ways to Become the MacGyver of Fall Lawn Care

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MacGyver of Fall Lawn Care

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Homeowner How-to: Aerating and Overseeding

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Aerating and Overseeding with Brinly Attachments

Author: Shawn Thomas

Determine the Need for Lawn Aeration
If you have noticed that your turf grass isn’t looking its best or that water has difficulty penetrating through the soil surface, it may be time to aerate your lawn. Clay soils and lawns that bear heavy foot and vehicle traffic are especially notorious for needing aeration as they become compacted over time. Using a shovel, dig a small section of grass about six inches deep and examine. If the grass roots don’t extend further than two inches deep into the soil, your lawn would benefit from aeration.
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Thirteen Summer Lawn Care Quick-tips

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Summer Lawn Care Quick-tips

1. When in doubt, raise the cutting deck.
2. A shallow watering is worse than no water at all.
3. Don’t try to “water it back to life” – if it goes dormant, leave it.
4. Mulching > bagging
5. Never cut more than 1/3 of the blade at one time.
6. If you miss a regular cutting, use the highest setting.
7. Like a razor blade when shaving, a dull mower blade is a no-go.
8. If you must fertilize during the summer, only use organics.
9. Consider stepping stones for high-traffic areas.
10. Stop next years’ weeds with targeted, post-emergent herbicides.
11. Mow in varying patterns to avoid creating ruts.
12. Watering in the evening promotes fungal diseases.
13. Flush dog urine with water to prevent nitrogen burn.

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Superior Spreader: 6 Compelling Reasons to Upgrade

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superior spreader from Brinly

You know what they say; you get what you pay for.  This is especially true when it comes to spreading lawn fertilizer and other granular chemicals.  A mountain of plastic walk-behind spreaders are shipped in from Asia every year, used and discarded, only to be replaced the following year.

For between $40 and $80, these mass-produced broadcast spreaders enable homeowners to apply fertilizer and weed control agents to nourish and protect their lawns.  For many, these inexpensive alternatives may be adequate.  But every year, thousands of discerning homeowners decide that they’re tired of fighting with their entry-level broadcast spreaders.  Instead of replacing their inexpensive spreader every year and dealing with all the headaches that go along with them, they’d rather upgrade to a superior quality spreader and reap the benefits Continue reading

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